Best of Rajasthan - 10 days

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Take an exciting journey through the colourful state of Rajasthan, starting in Jaipur you'll then continue to Rathambore National Park and begin your search for the elusive tiger. Next you'll visit the religious city of Pushkar, the beautiful blue city of Jodphur and the romantic Udaipur, often know as the 'City of Lakes'. Ending your tour in the energetic capital of Delhi.

Highlights
  • Ranthambore National Park – Embark on three included game drives in the park and look out for wild tigers
  • Udaipur – Explore the city with our guided tour and relax as we take an evening cruise on Lake Pichola
  • Pushkar – Enjoy a tour around Pushkar Lake and see the colourful Brahma Temple at this important pilgrimage site
  • Jaipur – Visit highlights of the city on a guided tour including lofty Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar and the beautiful City Palace
  • Jodhpur – Discover the imposing Mehrangarh Fort which towers over the Blue City and browse the bustling local bazaars
  • Ranakpur – See the impressive white Jain Temple and look out for the monkeys which roam the town
Age Policy
16 + if accompanied by an adult.
Destinations
  • Indian Subcontinent
  • India
Tour Types
  • Small Group

Location: Jaipur

Wednesday. Welcome to India! On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel in Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan and most recent addition to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The rest of today is free to enjoy at leisure. Why not visit the famous Raj Mandir cinema and enjoy a Bollywood movie?

Location: Jaipur

This morning you may wish to join our exhilarating Balloon Over Jaipur add-on and sail with the wind over the Pink City. Gaze down over fortresses and regal palaces before we return to land to meet our guide and the group and begin our tour of Jaipur. Take a jeep ride up the hill to explore the picturesque lakeside palace of Amber Fort and visit a local cotton weaving house. We then tour the 18th century City Palace and the Jantar Mantar space observatory. This UNESCO-listed site contains 19 separate astrological instruments, including the world’s largest stone sundial.

Location: Ranthambore National Park

Jaipur - Ranthambore. On day 3 we leave Jaipur and travel to Ranthambore National Park, renowned as an important habitat for endangered Bengal Tigers. This reserve has been part of the Indian Government’s Project Tiger conservation effort since 1973. Over the next two days we’ll embark on three included game drives into the park. Look out for an abundance of wildlife including leopards, wild boar, sambar deer, sloth bears, and of course, tigers. This iconic big cat may be seen lounging in the sun or pacing down the trails of the park. With three excursions into the park, we have a great chance of seeing these majestic wild animals.

Location: Pushkar

Ranthambore - Pushkar. Leaving Ranthambore today, we travel to the town of Pushkar - an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. Enjoy a tour of Pushkar Lake, which is said to have healing powers and is surrounded by more than 500 Hindu Temples on its shores. We then continue to the colourful Brahma Temple, the most important temple dedicated to this creator-god in the whole of India.

Location: Jodhpur

Pushkar - Jodhpur. Today we drive to the city of Jodhpur, located on the edge of the Thar Desert. The old town houses are a distinctive blue colour, giving the city its nickname. On arrival we break for lunch and then enjoy a tour of the highlights of Jodhpur, including the giant Mehrangarh Fort. This fortress was built in the 15th century on a hill above the city and dominates the surrounding area. Our tour will also take in the bustling bazaars of the old city and there will be time for you to barter with local merchants for goods including textiles and ornaments.

Location: Udaipur

Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur. On day 7 we travel to the small town of Ranakpur, which is famous for its beautiful white Jain temple. Explore this impressive site and keep an eye out for the local monkeys, which live in and around the town and love to cause mischief. Later, we continue to Udaipur for an evening at leisure. A favourite amongst travellers, Udaipur is viewed as one of Rajasthan’s most romantic cities. <br/><br/> On day 8 we enjoy a guided tour of Udaipur and see the majestic City Palace, which took more than 400 years to complete. There’s free time after the tour to explore the shops and markets before we enjoy a relaxing evening cruise on scenic Lake Pichola.

Location: Delhi

Udaipur - Delhi. This morning we fly to Delhi where the rest of the day is free to explore or relax as you wish. Alternatively, you may opt to travel to Mumbai instead, see the note below for details.

Location: Delhi

Friday. Today our Rajasthani adventure comes to an end with an included departure transfer to the airport.

  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • 9 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
  • Guided sightseeing - Jaipur, Pushkar, Ranakpur, Jodhpur and Udaipur
  • 3 game drives in shared canter at Ranthambore National Park
  • Boat cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
  • Economy class flight: Udaipur to Delhi
  • Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 6 or more)
  • Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 10
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa
-Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$4-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
-Entrance Fees: USD$40-50pp, paid in local currency

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